Android: Google in India’s sights for abuse of dominant position
Google must face the Indian authorities for abuse of dominant position. The country accuses it of annihilating competition with regard to mobile operating systems. Google defends itself by arguing that Android stimulates the market.
The Indian Competition Commission (ICC) does not really appreciate the colossal success of Android smartphones in the country. She sues Alphabet, the parent company of Google, for abuse of a dominant position.
According to Reuters, which reports the information, the ICC accuses Google of using its enormous financial means to illegally annihilate all competition. According to the press release, the American firm would have reduced “the ability and motivation of mobile manufacturers to develop and market products offering alternatives to Android”.
The case is still rather unclear and Reuters evokes a simple report for the moment. A report that Google has not been made aware of. The American firm, however, wanted to react to the press agency. She says that Android leads on the contrary “to stimulate competition and innovation” and that she was eager to work with the organization.
Google has a chance to defend itself in India
Reuters specifies that the ICC will give another chance for Google to defend its case. Of course, the Mountain View firm can always appeal to the country’s courts in the event of a disagreement. The case could therefore go on for years. India is a huge market for the company which invests it not only in the field of mobiles, but also in smartTV or internet services.
It is not only in the subcontinent that Google has to deal with these kinds of relatives. Indeed, his domination regulators around the world are worried about the marketeven in his own country. In the United States, 36 states have joined forces against the company to denounce the monopoly of the Play Store. She would have paid application developers to work only for their platform. In Europe, Google is regularly in the sights of Brussels and recently had to pay a fine of 220 million euros.